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Postby Admin » Mon Oct 17, 2011 3:40 pm

> Warren Buffett, in a recent interview with CNBC, offers one of the
> best quotes about the debt ceiling:
> "I could end the deficit in 5 minutes," he told CNBC. "You just
> pass a law that says that anytime there is a deficit of more
> than 3% of GDP, all sitting members of Congress are ineligible
> for re-election".
> The 26th amendment (granting the right to vote for 18 year-olds)
> took only 3 months & 8 days to be ratified! Why? Simple!
> The people demanded it. That was in 1971 - before computers, e-mail,
> cell phones, etc.
> Of the 27 amendments to the Constitution, seven (7) took one (1) year
> or less to become the law of the land - all because of public pressure.
> Warren Buffet is asking each addressee to forward this email to
> a minimum of twenty people on their address list; in turn ask
> each of those to do likewise.
> In three days, most people in The United States of America will
> have the message. This is one idea that really should be passed
> around.
> _*Congressional Reform Act of 2011*_
> 1. No Tenure / No Pension.
> A Congressman/woman collects a salary while in office and receives no
> pay when they're out of office.
> 2. Congress (past, present & future) participates in Social
> Security.
> All funds in the Congressional retirement fund move to the
> Social Security system immediately. All future funds flow into
> the Social Security system, and Congress participates with the
> American people. It may not be used for any other purpose.
> 3. Congress can purchase their own retirement plan, just as all
> Americans do.
> 4. Congress will no longer vote themselves a pay raise.
> Congressional pay will rise by the lower of CPI or 3%.
> 5. Congress loses their current health care system and
> participates in the same health care system as the American people.
> 6. Congress must equally abide by all laws they impose on the
> American people.
> 7. All contracts with past and present Congressmen/women are void
> effective 1/1/12. The American people did not make this
> contract with Congressmen/women.
> Congressmen/women made all these contracts for themselves. Serving in
> Congress is an honor, not a career. The Founding Fathers
> envisioned citizen legislators, so ours should serve their
> term(s), then go home and back to work.
> If each person contacts a minimum of twenty people then it will
> only take three days for most people (in the U.S.) to receive
> the message. Don't you think it's time?
> If you agree with the above, pass it on. If not, just delete.
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